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    Question: Why is the voter turnout rate lower for citizens in the United States who fall within the lower income brackets as compared to citizens who report higher annual incomes? This question is important to research and investigate as the United States is a democratic society that firmly believes all votes are necessary to ensure all of our citizens are adequately represented by the country’s elected officials. If our country can better understand why people of lower economic backgrounds…

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    use of voter turnout. Voter turnout takes into consideration the number of people who vote and what kind of people vote. This number can be measured in a number of ways including the registered voters’ percentage who actually voted, the eligible voters’ percentage who took part in the voting process, or the citizens’ percentage who have reached the voting age and voted. Regardless of the means of eligibility used, the United States has been identified as having among the lowest voter turnouts…

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    to have a voice. But what about when the cost of voting is too high? Especially when people don’t see their vote as mattering? When voter turnout is extremely low, is the government still of the people, by the people, for the people? For many people information about candidates and free time are too hard to come by and voting has to take a back seat. When voter turnout during a pivotal presidential election cycle, 2012, is just over half of the voting age population (53.6%) and is only 30-40% on…

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    at 83 studies where voter turnout was the dependent variable. It seems the most useful as it creates a solid base to start looking at many of the variables that cause dips and changes in voter turnout. The study conducted by Benny Geys, looks at so many studies and breaks down the different independent variables that can effect voter turnout.(2006) This study does well at defining voter turnout and ensuring that the reader is aware of the different ways to measure voter turnout. Table 1 breaks…

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    Voter turnout in recent presidential elections has been unbelievably low in comparison to other elections throughout America’s history. The country’s voter participation also ranks far below many major political elections that take place in different governments around the world. Many believe that the ultimate reason for which America’s voter turnout remains at such a considerably lower percentage than in other countries is because voting is not mandatory like it sometimes is elsewhere. However,…

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    The voter turnout in recent elections have gone down, we need to understand how voter turnouts are important to a good election, and a census of not only of a portion of 40% of the the United States, so there is complete and accurate voting for all people. Americans have been slacking on the voting rights that have been given to them by the government. Only slim percentages of the eligible population votes in current elections. The most reasonable reason for people not to vote is because of a…

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    declining trend in voter turnout is surprising, as voting in elections is a privilege which Canadians seem to be taking for granted. In this paper, I will be discussing how social class influences voter turnout for elections in Alberta. For this paper, I will be using the voter turnout definition as described by the Canada Elections Act: “official voter turnout is calculated as the number of votes cast divided by the number of registered electors” (“Estimation of Voter Turnout”, 2011). In…

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    parts of a democracy- voting? Voter turnout is low due to several reasons; some are voter registration, the electoral system, voting procedures and political efficacy (Roberts 24, 30, 35, 36). Although some people in the academic community might disagree, most scholars concur that high voter turnout is an enviable trait. II. Why Is Voter Turnout Low A. Voter Registration Arguably, one of the most prevalent reasons for low voter turnout is voter registration. Though voter registration is…

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    percentage of voter turnout for elections, from local to even presidential elections. This has been a recurring complication effecting our democracy because even though our country provides those with a great opportunity to use their voice and vote, many still chose not to. Many political scientists, government officials, and regular-voting citizens are frustrated at the minimal turnouts by the people, sometimes nationally ranging as low as approximately 50 percent. That’s only half the eligible…

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    research article, we will be examining the topic of race and its effect on voter turnout in the United States on the individual level. Voter turnout is defined as the number of eligible voters who participate in an election by casting a ballot for a candidate. Political scientists look at voter turnout to answer any number of questions ranging from the efficiency of democratic elections to the ever changing voter turnout numbers over the years and also as a means to measure the race, religion,…

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